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ONTARIO MESSENGER and REPOSITORY     Thursday       January 10, 1907       by:  Ron Hanley
DIED   SPANGLE  -   At Canandaigua, January 1, Edward D. Spangle, aged 49 years, 11  months.
ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL      Friday     January 4, 1907  col   5 
 Death of E. D. Spangle, Canandaigua shocked by news of sudden demise on New Year's 
Without warning, on New Year's morning, death came to Edward D. Spangle, at his home on Bristol Street.  Mr. Spangle had been confined to his home for several days, but feeling better on Tuesday he had risen and was attempting to dress when the fatal shock came to him.  Dr. A. W. Armstrong, who was called, pronounced death due to apoplexy. 
Deceased  was born at Seneca Castle nearly 50 years ago.  When a young man he entered the store of Thomas Stevenson and learned the jewelers business.  About a quarter century ago, he and his father Zachariah Spangle, opened a jewelry store, and since the death of his father about six years ago, Mr. Spangle has been the sole owner of the business.  From the start the business was successful, and the firm early acquired the reputation of being reliable and trustworthy. Mr. Spangle was a good businessman, and had the confidence of the entire community. 
Almost from boyhood, when he suffered an injury to one of his legs, he had been a patient sufferer. The limb was amputated a few years ago, but this did not afford the relief hoped for, and since then it was with difficulty that Mr. Spangle was able to keep up with his work.
 Mr. Spangle is survived by his wife, Mrs. Matilda Gifford Spangle, one daughter, Miss Helen Spangle, two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Boswell, and Mrs. Clara North, and two brothers, W. M. Spangle of this place, and Wilson T. Spangle of Hopewell.  Burial in Woodlawn.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES            Wednesday        February 13, 1907       Pg 7, col 3          by:  Ron Hanley
McKechnie - Case
Marion I. Case, and Miss Elsie Spencer McKechnie were married on Saturday at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City. Mr. Case is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edson T. Case, Bristol Street, and his wife, a daughter of Mrs. Henry Lapham, Main Street North.   Mr. Case had just entered Cornell University and will complete the year there. The home of the young couple will for present be with Mrs. Lapham.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY      Feb. 20, 1907                by: GSubyak@aol.com


Canandaigua, Feb. 19 - This morning Canandaigua streets were covered with sleet and footing on the sidewalks was very precarious. Several bad falls were sustained, but the most serious reported was that of Major Charles A. RICHARDSON, Gettysburg battlefield commissioner for New York state, who fell on the walk near his home, on Gorham street. He sustained a severe sprain of his left arm and shoulder.

Democrat & Chronicle,  Rochester, Monroe, NY    Thursday,   Feb. 21, 1907                by: GSubyak@aol.com

Action Against Northern Central Railroad Comes Next

Canandaigua  - Feb. 20 - The rebuttal testimony in the now celebrated Galusha THACHER will case was finished this afternoon, in Supreme Court, and to-morrow the case will go to the jury. The next case to be tried will be that of Mary DOYLE, as administrator, etc., of George DOYLE, deceased vs. the Northern Central Railroad Company. It is one of the preferred actions on the calendar. The attorneys are C. D. KICHEL, of Rochester, by Clair L. MOREY, of Canandaigua, for the plaintiff, and Diven & Diven, of Elmira, assisted by John GILLETTE, of Canandaigua. The trial will begin to-morrow.
Court will be held all of next week, and Justice BENTON states that there are so many cases that ought to be tried he will make an effort to arrange for the continuation of this term next month.


Vincent Man Was Loading His Rifle to Shoot a Cow

Canandaigua  - Feb. 20 - At the Canandaigua Hospital for Physicians and Surgeons, yesterday, Harry BLISS, of Vincent, in the town of Bristol, was operated upon with the X-rays to locate three pieces of a large caliber rifle bullet that he shot into his foot, while loading the rifle to shoot a cow. 
The bullet was split upon his arctic rubber buckle as it struck his foot, making a bad wound, but the lead was successfully removed and BLISS is doing well. He was attended by Dr. B. T. McDOWELL, of Bristol Center.

Miss Jennie McMASTER, who slipped on ice at the KINDE residence on Daley avenue, Tuesday, is at the Memorial Hospital, where it was necessary to use the X-rays to aid in setting a bone in her knee that had been fractured.


Canandaigua -  Feb. 20 - A man who was arrested at Geneva, for intoxication, and who gave the name of Harry SUMMERS, is suspected by the authorities of being no less a person that "Flash" CONNERS, a crook who was seen about the villages of Manchester and Shortsville, about the time of the bank delivery at the latter place December 20th, and his record will undergo thorough investigation during the thirty days he is in jail.

Canandaigua  -  Feb. 20 - Word came from Bristol today of the funeral in that place of Miss Olive JONES, aged about 92 years, who died at her home there, on Monday. She was a lifelong resident of the town, her parents being pioneers and she was widely known and beloved. The only survivor is one sister, Mrs. Nancy PHILLIPS. The funeral was conducted by Rev. L. D. BOYNTON, and the interment was at Evergreen cemetery.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY       Feb 27, 1907                   by: Dianne Thomas

+  Killed Near Manchester - Shortsville, Feb 27 - When walking along the Lehigh Valley Railroad tracks just west of the village of Manchester, about 200 feet from the Brewster Crossing, on Saturday afternoon, Elisha ALLEN of Farmington was struck by the engine of the 3:30 west bound passenger train, and instantly killed.  He was carrying a sack of suet on his shoulder, and it is reported, paid no attention to the whistle of the oncoming train.  

The trains was stopped and the body left in charge of one of the crew until help could reach the place.  Coroner Daniel A. EISELINE of Shortsville, was called and ordered the body to be taken to Stoddard's undertaking establishment, in Shortsville.  A corner's inquest will be held in Manchester this afternoon.  Mr. ALLEN, who was born in the town of Farmington 65 years ago, was the son of Marvin and Mary Gardner ALLEN.  He had always lived in Farmington and since the death of a brother a few years ago, had lived alone.  He was peculiar and had never married. 


+  The funeral of George W. MC LOUTH, a prominent farmer of this vicinity, who died at his home in the town of Manchester, at 12 o'clock on Tuesday night, Feb 19th, was held from the family home at 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. S. S. PRATT, pastor of the Manchester and Shortsville Methodist Episcopal churches, officiating.  Interment was made in the Palmyra Cemetery.  Mr. MC LOUTH was a son of the late London MC LOUTH and was born in the town of Farmington 71 years ago.  His whole life was spent in this locality, and he had lived for the past 33 years on the farm where he died. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Amanda Rush MC LOUTH, and one son, Russell R. MC LOUTH, both of Manchester; two brothers, Peter MC LOUTH of Cherry Creek and Aldrich MC LOUTH of Medina, Mich. and two sisters, Mrs. Charles WALTON of Palmyra and Miss Lenora MC LOUTH of Willard.


SEXTON Conviction Affirmed - Ex-District Attorney THOMPSON received telegraphic notice from Albany yesterday, that the Court of Appeals had affirmed the judgment of the lower court in the case of Edward SEXTON, convicted in this county in April 1904, of the crime of murder.  SEXTON, who was a resident of Farmington, it will be remembered, was charged with killing his neighbor, Thomas MAHANEY, by shooting on the 23rd of June, 1903.  The appeal was argued before the Court of Appeals on Jan. 29, by R. R. SCOTT, Esq., for the defendant and by Mr. THOMPSON for the people.  The decision now handed down settles SEXTON'S fate, unless the Governor intervenes. 



+  The Jury Could Not Agree - A Three Weeks Trial Comes to Naught - Sued.

The trial of the Mary Isabella GALUSHA vs. Cynthia A. THATCHER and others action in Supreme Court was brought to a close on Saturday afternoon when the jury announced that they had been unable to reach an agreement, after nearly twenty hours of deliberation.  Thursday and Friday were consumed, in the summing up of this action and the judge's charge, the case going to the jury somewhat after 6 o'clock Friday night.  

At the opening of court, Monday morning, Justice BENTON announced (cut off)


Miss Mary HICKS is visiting her brother Bertram, at Buffalo.

Mrs. Clyde SMITH of Main street, gave a card party on Tuesday evening, February 19th.

+  There will be a sociable at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles PERHAMUS, East Main street, by the Ladies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian church.  

Miss Dora C. MC GURK who is taking a course in the Brockport Normal school, spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James MC GURK, Main street.  

Maurice B. SWEETING of Jackson Mich., son in law of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin P. BROWN of High street, is very ill in a Jackson hospital, where he recently underwent a serious operation.  

Percy PETTIT, who has been in Chicago for several months, has returned to his home in Hopewell. 

+  A Francis WILLIARD Memorial will be held at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Seymour C. FERRIS, Robinson street, on Wednesday evening. 



Auction Dates: 

+  Thursday, Feb 28th, - Asil PENOYER, 4 miles west of Canandaigua; 3 good horses, 5 cows, corn and stalks, 20 course woo sheep, 100 hens, farming tools; terms 1 year; sale 12 o'clock noon.  

+   Friday, March 1st - James O'NEAL on State street in Manchester, NY; 4 horses, 4 cows and farming tools; sale 1 pm.

+   Monday, March 4th - P. Henry GRACE, 2 miles Northeast of Canandaigua on M. B. LINDSLEY farm; 4 horses, cows, 100 grade ewes due to lamb April 1st, brood sow and farming tools; sale 1 pm.

+  Wednesday, March 6th - Mrs. William BROWN - 1/2 mile north of Reeds Corners, on J. O. HANKINSON farm; 7 good horses, cows and a large amount of farming tools, also quantity of furniture; sale 10 am.  This property is nearly new and will go without reserve.  Lunch at noon.

+  Thursday, March 7th - Mary D. HICKOX, 3 miles west of Canandaigua; horses, cows, farming tools, 60 hens, 40 sheep, 10 swarms of bees, quantity of furniture; sale 1 pm.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday    March 6, 1907    Pg 4, col  4  by:  Ron Hanley
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barry, Cherry Street, celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage, last Friday evening. One
hundred guests were present and attested their esteem for the happy couple by the presentation of many beautiful gifts.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,   March 6, 1907          by: Dianne Thomas  

+ Death of Mrs. Asa N. DEAL - Leaves a Family of Ten Children - Allen's Hill Notes -

Allen's Hill, March 2. - Died, at Allen's Hill, February 26, Margaret PATTERSON, wife of Asa N. DEAL, aged 59 years.  Mrs. DEAL was born in Newark, NY, February 20, 1848, the daughter of George and Elizabeth PATTERSON.  She married Mr. DEAL in 1866, at Avon. She leaves a family of ten children, Mrs. Elizabeth ADSIT of Clifton Park; Mrs. Ella C. HOLMES of Castile; Mrs. Harriet D. HUGHES of Mayfield; Mrs. S. T. GARLINGHOUSE of Allen's Hill; Miss J. H. DEAL of Bolivar; Leroy DEAL of Victor; George DEAL of Canadice; Miss Marjorie DEAL of Syracuse; Ruth and John E., of this place.  Of her own family, three brothers and two sisters, James PATTERSON of Mertensia, Wilson and G. Edward PATTERSON of this place; Mrs. Sarah WELCHER of Newark; and Miss Mary E. PATTERSON, who lived with her.  She leaves seven grandchildren.  A faithful member of the M. E. church and a regular attendant on the worship of that body, a member of the Sunday school, La (cut off)


Allan Elmer CORNFORD and Miss Cora May BURROWS, both of this village, were untied in marriage last Saturday evening (Mar 2nd) at the Presbyterian parsonage, by Rev. Frank W. HILL.  For several years Miss BURROWS made her home with the late Mrs. Stephen TALMADGE, in this village and went with Mrs. TALMADGE to Wilson NY, when the latter moved to that village.  She returned to this place a few weeks ago.  The groom is the son of H. Elmer CORNFORD, the well known dealer in farmer's supplies. 


+  The following wills have been admitted to probate in the Surrogate's court in this village: That of George N. WILLIAMS, late of Canandaigua, naming Clark WILLIAMS and Walter S. SLEGHT as executors; that of Alfred WESTFALL, late of Phelps, disposing of a $5,250 estate and naming Will WESTFALL as executor; and that of Warren C. STODDARD, late of Hopewell, disposing of a $4,400 estate and naming Catherine F. STODDARD and Frank M. CURTIS as executors. 

Victor Herald, Victor , NY    Friday, May 17, 1907               by: Dianne Thomas

Wedding  -- (cut off) was solemnized in Syracuse, Thursday, May 9th, when Miss Emily Louise BATTERSON, daughter of Mrs. Sarah York BATTERSON, was united in marriage to Ransom Badger TRUE Jr.,  The ceremony took place in the evening and was performed by the Rev. Dr. CODDINGTON of Grace Episcopal church in the presence of a large number of friends.  Pink and white formed the color scheme. The wedding march from Loherngrin and Mendelson's Wedding March were played before and after the ceremony.  Miss Harriet BATTERSON, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and was gowned in pink and carried pink roses; Miss Fannie TRUE, sister of the groom, was first bridesmaid, , the others being Miss Christina REED and Miss Doris Beardsley of Syracuse and Miss Marguerite ROWE of Rochester. All wore point d'esprit over white silk and carried pink roses.  A striking feature of the bridemaids' costumes appear in the coronet wreaths of ribbon which matched in color the wide pink sashes worn with the gowns.  The bride's gown was of white mousseline with collar of duchess point lace.  She wore a veil fastened with a chaplet of orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses.  The groom's present was a magnificent diamond sunburst.  Mrs. BATTERSON'S gown was of violet voile and Mrs. TRUE was in pearl grey chiffon and satin, made over silk of the same tint.  

Hugh JENNINGS of Cortland, George GALLUP of Auburn, Hamilton BARNES of Syracuse and John PEMBERTON of Owego, were ushers.  Ralph STILLWELL of Syracuse, was best man.  Miss BATTERSON, preceded by the others of the bridal party passed up the aisle meeting the groom and his attendants at the altar.  She was given away by her mother.  

Following the ceremony, a reception was given at the home of the bride, 743 South Crouse Ave., to the immediate friends and relatives.  At the bride's table, much merriment was occasioned over a cake containing a gold ring, a thimble and a piece of money, all of which were regarded as having grave significance for those to whom they fell in the distribution.  Many out of town guests were present.  There were many beautiful gifts received, that of the groom's father, being a chest of silver.  

Mr. and Mrs. TRUE have gone to New York and will visit Boston before they return, when they will be at home, after June 15th, at 207 Comstock Avenue, Syracuse.  A clever incident connected with the going away, occurred when Mr. and Mrs. TRUE hastening into the carriage drawn up before the door, passed rapidly through, into one on the other side, and though the first was followed only a few blocks, Mr. and Mrs. TRUE had time to get safely on board the train beyond reach of the rice and confetti throwing brigade.  They still had the placards to contend with, however.  A number of these had been prepared in advance and bore the inscription "Just Married!  Any little attention shown these young people will be heartily appreciated by their friends."  These were distributed among the fellow passengers. 

Among the pre-nuptial functions given for Miss BATTERSON, were a kitchen shower, a handkerchief shower and a linen shower.  Miss Fannie TRUE entertained the bridal party at dinner, Wednesday evening.  Here too the color scheme was pink and white.  Miss BATTERSON present her bridesmaids with pearl necklaces and Mr. TRUE gave the young men scarf pins set with pearls.  As the family has again taken possession at "Ingleside", it is expected that Mr. and Mrs. TRUE will visit here in the summer.

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL     Friday      June 21, 1907        by:  Ron Hanley
Wedded in St. John's Church 
Miss Isabelle A. McKechnie Became the Bride of Thomas Sparks Bishop 
A lovelier June wedding day could not have been chosen than was Saturday, the wedding day of Miss Isabelle Adriance McKechnie, oldest daughter of Mrs. Molly McKechnie Lapham, and Thomas Sparks Bishop, of Landsdowne, Penn. 
St. John's church, the scene of the ceremony, was thronged with relatives and friends of the young bride and groom, 800 invitations having been issued. The chancel of the church was beautifully decorated in palms, ferns and potted plants, while graceful sprays of blooming white shrubs were arranged above the altar and trailing vines fell from the chandeliers. 
While the guests were assembling, from 5 30 to 6 o'clock, George W. Ransine, organist and Isaac Weisenbeck, violinist, rendered a pleasing programme of music. 
The bridal party entered the church to the strains of the Mendelssohn wedding music, the ushers, James L. Howe, Alexander M. Davidson, and Robert Johnson, of this village, and Anstice Eastman, of Elmira, preceding. Following them came the bridesmaids, Miss Lois Hallenbeck, Miss Belle Hulse, Miss Elizabeth Burke, and Mrs. Melvin D. Spencer. The matron of honor, Mrs. William Townsend Curtice, sister of the bride, preceded the bride, who entered alone. 
At the chancel the groom and his best man, Harry L. Price, of Landsdowne, and the officiating clergyman, Rev. Charles J. Clausen, former rector of the church, awaited the bride and her attendants. 
While the impressive words of the ceremony were being spoken, the organ music softly filled the church, swelling out into the joyous strains of the Lohengrin wedding march as the benediction sealed the ceremony, which entrusted the future of the beautiful young bride to the keeping of her husband. 
The bride was gowned in white mousseline, made princess, and trimmed with rose point lace and pearls. Her veil caught with orange blossoms, fell in graceful folds, covering her face. She carried a large bunch pf bride roses, and wore the gift from the groom, a gold bracelet, set in diamonds. The matron of honor, who is a bride of less than a year, wore her wedding gown of white lace and carried sweet peas. The bridesmaids were gowned in pink mousseline trimmed with lace and chiffon.  White paradise plumes were caught in the hair with pink roses. Their flowers were pink sweet peas. The color scheme pink and white was most leasing.
 A reception was held at the Lapham home at the conclusion of the ceremony, and 100 guests, including relatives and only a few intimate friends of the bride, joined in the joyous occasion . The wedding supper was served by C. F. Maggs, of Rochester. The entire bridal party were seated at the bride's table, which was decorated in pink sweet peas. 
Among the guests were Mrs. E. S. Bishop, Miss Margaret Bishop, and Harry L. Price, of Landsdowne, Penn., the Misses Chappell, Miss Anna Wild, Mr. and Mrs. George Raines, Mrs. Eva Barrows, Miss Ada Kent, Mrs. William Chappell, Miss Julia Chappell, Rochester, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Lapham, Rushville, Miss Floss Rogers, Palmyra, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Chamberlain and son, Russell, of Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Mennihan, of Rochester, Anstice Eastman, Elmira. 
The bride's gift to her bridesmaids were pins set in fresh water pearls and sapphires. The groom presented the ushers and best man with ruby scarf pins. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop left during the evening for Jamestown, Va., and Atlantic City, NJ. Their home will be at Landsdowne, a suburb of Philadelphia, where Mr. Bishop has a position with the West.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES      Wednesday      July 3, 1907     Pg  7, col  5      by:  Ron Hanley

At Canandaigua, June 26, 1907, Charles O'Reilly and Miss Catherine Scantlin, both of Canandaigua

ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL    Friday    August 30, 1907     Pg 3, col 2              by:  Ron Hanley      
After an illness of several months, Ferdinand William de St. Leger died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alex H. Rockwood, Atwater Place, at an early hour on Tuesday morning, aged 58 years. 
Mr. St. Leger had resided here but a short time. He had been a resident of Albany, New York City, Jersey City and Clifton Springs. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of Lew Benedict Post, G. A. R., Albany. He was a Mason and belonged to the Sincerity Lodge, F. and A. M., of Centerville. He was a member of Nawandaha Tribe of Red Men and a Fireman's lodge of I. O. O. F.   The remains were taken to Clifton Springs and interred in the Plainsville cemetery, where the funeral services were held.
 THE ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday September 4, 1907  Pg 5, col 3
DIED - DE ST LEGER -  At Canandaigua, August 27, 1907, Ferdinand William de St. Leger, aged 58 years. Interment at Plainsville.
 SHORTSVILLE ENTERPRISE  September 6, 1907  Pg 2, col 5
Ferdinand W. De St. Ledger, a former resident of this town, died at the home of his daughter in Canandaigua, on Tuesday of last week, aged 57 years.   The funeral was held from his daughter's home on Thursday, with interment in the Shaving Street cemetery, was of this village. 

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wednesday,   October 23, 1907           by: Dianne Thomas  

KAVENY Auction -  John KAVENY, being about to discontinue farming, will sell at public auction at his home, three and one half miles west of Canandaigua, and one half mile north of Centerfield road, on Wednesday, October 30th at 1 o'clock pm, four good horses, five head of cattle, ten swarms of bees, Plymouth Rock hens, turkeys, 12 tons timothy hay, grain, fodder, a large quantity of farming implements, some nearly new and some household goods.  W. H. HOFFMAN will act as auctioneer. 

+  Ground to Death In A Corn Binder - Michael RYAN, a farmer living about one mile east of Chapinville, met death in a horrible manner yesterday afternoon.  Just how the accident occurred, is not known.

Mr. RYAN has been to Shortsville and was bringing back to his farm a corn binder, when it is supposed, he in some way fell from his seat and was caught between the drive wheel and frame of the machine.  In this position his life was literally ground out as the horses continued on their way.  

The accident was discovered by a passing teamster and the horses stopped, but he was already extinct. Coroner WARNER was called to the scene and found the facts as related above.  

Besides his wife, Mr. RYAN leaves two sons, Patrick and Edward, the latter holding a critical position with Murray Bros. of this village, and three daughters, Etta and Mary, who have made their home with their parents, and Mrs. John DYER of Rochester. 

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY     Wednesday,   October 30, 1907           by: Dianne Thomas

Miss Mary J. BROWN died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Floyd HUTCHENS, on October 25, after a short illness.  She was born Aug 25, 1831, in the town of South Bristol, near what is know as the "Brown Stand.".  She removed to this place with her parents in 1850 and had resided here since that time.  She was a lady of culture and refinement and was identified with every good work as long as her health permitted.  Her work in the church and Sunday School for a number of years is most pleasantly remembered.  Miss BROWN was educated at the old East Bloomfield Academy and Lima Seminary, after which she attended Oberlin College.  She taught two years in Delaware County, Ohio, and for 10 years in different places in this town.  She was recognized at that time as one of the most efficient and thorough teachers in the county and many of her old pupils remember today her gentle manner, kindness and patience, while they were children under her instruction.  Wile in Oberlin, she united with the Congregational church of that place.  She is survived by two sisters, Miss Ann BROWN and Mrs. Floyd HUTCHENS, both of this place.  The funeral was held from the home of Mrs. HUTCHENS, Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. H. FRANCE of Canandaigua, officiating.  Interment at Pine Bank cemetery. 

+ Wedding - DEAL - STEELE - (cut off) white with pink crowns and pink sashes, and carried pink carnations.  Mrs. F. E. TORPY of Charlotte, was mistress of ceremonies.  The bride was gowned in white satin mescaline, cut en train, with yoke and trimmings of duchess lace.  She wore a veil, and carried a shower bouquet of bride's roses.  A wedding supper followed the service, the guests being seated at small tables.  There were 14 at the bride's table, the centerpiece of which was white carnations, while festoons of smilax and pink carnations fell from the elecrollier to the table."  After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. DEAL arrived in Gorham this Saturday afternoon and will take up their residence in the THIELAN house, where they will be "at home" after November 12.  Gorham people and patrons of the New Age extend hearty congratulations and best wishes.  

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley STOKOE leave this week for a few weeks' stay in Mt. Clements, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln GLAZIER of Pueblo, Col, are visiting in the village at the home of their aunt, Mrs. Sarah BOYCE and with other relatives in this vicinity. 

Mrs. Clarence BOYCE recently entertained her cousin, Miss Lizzie RICHANECKER of Rochester. 

Dr. William LESTER of Greenville, Mich., was a recent guest of relatives in town.

Mrs. Jean PYBUS has returned from the Memorial hospital at Canandaigua and is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert KINDELBERGER.

Miss Nettie WHYTE has so far recovered from a recent attack of fever as to be able to be out. 

Mrs. William SNYDER was able to resume her place in the schoolroom this week, after an illness of a couple of weeks.  Miss DU BOIS, who acted as a substitute, has returned to her home in Savona. 

+  The tomb of Joseph HERSHEY was finished last week and his remains were transferred to it form the MAPES vault.  

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,   Nov 13, 1907               by: Dianne Thomas

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. FOSTER and Mrs. J. H. WATSON are at their home on Main street north, after spending the summer at Shale Rock. 

Miss Marguerite FRANCE, Miss Jessie HOWE and Miss Linda COMBES, who are students at Wells College, spent the weekend at their homes in this village.  Miss COMBES was accompanied by Miss Corinne SAUNDERS, Miss Nellie ALLISON and Miss Ethel HALL

Sven EDSTROM, the young man who has been confined at the County jail, awaiting the outcome of the injuries to Albert ANDREWS, which the latter received from the discharge of a revolver in the hands of EDSTROM a week or so ago, has been released from custody and on Monday returned to New York.  ANDREWS is considered out of danger.

+  The death of Mrs. Catherine CULLEN, widow of  Richard CULLEN, occurred at her home on Parrish street, Wednesday night, following an illness which had extended over a period of ten years, but she had been confined to her bed only about four weeks.  Mrs. CULLEN was 81 years of age and had spent the greater part of her life in Canandaigua, coming to this country from Ireland, when a young girl.  She was a faithful and devoted member of St. Mary's church, from which place the funeral was held Saturday morning, at 9:30 o'clock.  Mrs. CULLEN leaves two daughters, Esther and Elizabeth, and one son, William, all of this place, besides a host of friends. 

+  Card of Thanks - Esther CULLEN wishes to thank her many friends and neighbors for their kindness during the sickness and death of her mother,  Mrs. RICHARD CULLEN, and also the employees of the Lisk Mfg. Co. for the flowers sent. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES     Wednesday     November 20, 1907      Pg 7, col 4      by:  Ron Hanley  
Benjamin Franklin Lapham, oldest son of the late United States Senator, Elbridge G. Lapham, of this village, died by his own hand at his home, 1068 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, on Wednesday, November 13. 
Mr. Lapham had suffered for some years from epilepsy and was anxious and depressed about his condition. He entered his home at noon, walked into the dining room, and without speaking, shot himself in the head, dying instantly.   He was 55 years of age, had lived in Rochester for some time, and was manager of the office there of Adriance, Pratt and Co. 
He is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage, Miss Katherine Gibson, two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Hampson, of this
village, and Miss Frances Lapham, and a son, Frank Lapham, of La Porte, Ind., two sisters, Mrs. William H. Adams, of this village, and Mrs. Alfred B. Field, of San Francisco, and two brothers, E. G. Lapham, of Rushville, and Henry W. Lapham, of Glen Gerry, on the Lake Shore. The funeral was held at the home in Rochester, Saturday morning, and the burial service at Woodlawn cemetery here with Masonic ceremonies.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,   Nov 20, 1907               by: Dianne Thomas

+ Death of Charles S. LEWIS - Many friends in Canandaigua will be sorry to learn of the death of Charles Sherman LEWIS, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. D. (cut off)  

+  Death - Mr. FLINT -   (cut off) ....aged ___ years and 10 months.  Mr. FLINT was for years the driver of the Palmyra stage. 

Mr. FLINT leaves three sons, George FLINT of Geneva; Harry FLINT of New York and Edwin FLINT of San Francisco and three daughters, Miss Ella FLINT of Prattsburg; Mrs. John VAN BROOKER and Miss Eva FLINT of this village.

The funeral was held on Monday afternoon from Kennedy's undertaking rooms, the Rev. H. L. GAYLORD of St. John's church officiating, and the burial was at the West Avenue cemetery.  

Frederick H. ABELL, a former member of the Canandaigua high school faculty, met with a sad death in Rochester on the 9th.  He had escaped from the Graham sanitarium in which he was a patient and the next day his dead body was found near the reservoir in Highland park.  His death is attributed to cold and exposure.  He was 41 years of age.

+  While walking in the highway, Michael WOLF of Lancaster, was run down by one of two rigs that were racing.  He died from his injuries Thursday, one of the buggy thills having pierced his breast.  The identity of the drivers of the rigs are unknown.  

+  County officials yesterday took six prisoners recently sentenced by Judge W. H. KNAPP, to Auburn, to begin the service of their terms of imprisonment there.  They were John STARKEY, William DUFFEY, Henry REYNOLDS, Harry TIMBERLY, Frank SEARLES and James RILEY

Miss Lean KETCHUM, who has been the guest of Miss Isabel MENTETH, at Menteth's Point, for two weeks, left yesterday for Saratoga.  

Mrs. Winfield WOOD of Rochester, is visiting her cousins, Mrs. John D. MC KECHNIE, Main street north and Mrs. H. L. HOWE at Brookside Farm.  

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. WILCOX and Walter WILCOX of Nueva, Gerona, Isle of Pines, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. MENTETH at Menteth's Point.  

Miss Emma WATKINS who has been spending some time with Mrs. Joshua WALKER, Gibson street, expects to leave on Monday for Baltimore.   

+  Past Midshipman Emory CLEMENT, of the US Battleship, Georgia, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. N. CLEMENT, Main street north.  

Mrs. Joshua WALKER and Miss WALKER, Gibson street, recently entertained Mr. and Mrs. Washington WILSON of Metuchin, NJ and Miss GILMAN of Clifton Springs.  

Mrs. G. A. MAC GREEVEY of Elmira, is the guest of Mrs. James MC CABE, Howell street.  Mrs. MC CABE will entertain at cards in her honor tomorrow afternoon and Friday evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. HOGLE and daughter, Olive, who have been guests of  F. W. LECKIE and family, Hubbell street, for the past ten days, will leave today for their home in Los Angeles, Cal. 

Mrs. W. J. DONOVAN, Howell street, was called to Geneseo last week to attend the funeral of her friends, Mr. and Mrs. John TOOLE.  Mr. TOOLE suffered a stroke of apoplexy at his store on Friday evening, dying immediately and Mrs. TOOLE, who had been seriously ill for some time, died two days after.  They left a son, Charles TOOLE and a daughter, Miss Mary TOOLE.

Mrs. Edward A. PRICE of Media, has issued invitations to  the marriage of her daughter, Miss Lucy Brooks PRICE and Dr. Louis Henry MUTSCHLER of Philadelphia, on Saturday evening, December 7, at 6:30 in Christ church, Media, Pa.,  Dr. and Mrs. MUTSCHLER will be at home at 2030 Tioga street, Philadelphia, after February 1.  Dr. MUTSCHLER was a Canandaigua boy, and his numerous friends will be interested to learn of his approaching marriage. 

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday      December 4, 1907       Pg 9, col  4     by:  Ron Hanley  
Mr. and Mrs. Edson T. Case and daughter, Bertha, and son, Clarence, are spending two weeks in New York city, Philadelphia, Boston and other points in Massachusetts.

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,   Dec 4, 1907               by: Dianne Thomas

Henry M. DAVIS, whose loss of a foot by amputation was reported in last week's Times, is getting along nicely. 

Mrs. C. L. JONES, Chapin street, was called to Buffalo last week by the illness of her father, Mr. Franklin REED

Mr. George N. PARMELE and his son, Ellis, Gibson street, returned on Monday from a visit to the James town Exposition.  

Mrs. G. F. LATTER and children of Buffalo, were Thanksgiving guests of Mrs.. LATTER'S sister, Mrs. Seymour DURAND, Washington street. 

Mr. and Mrs. Merritt C. WILCOX returned on Friday from visiting their daughter, Mrs. Arthur A. ADAMS at Framingham, Mass. 

Miss Laura DURAND of Syracuse University, spent the Thanksgiving vacation here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis O. DURAND

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. MARKS and Mr. and Mrs. Frank MARKS, spent Thanksgiving in Palmyra as guests of Dr. W. H. MARKS and family.

Andrew MC KECHNIE of this village, left last week for Norfolk, Va., where he will spend the winger with his cousin, Mrs. Gordon DE CORDY.  

Mrs. Anna Cooley SMITH, Gibson street, and Mr. and Mrs. Orion J. COOLEY, of the Cooley road, have been visiting Mrs. George ROBINSON at Ogdensburg.  

W. W. ARMSTRONG and family, who have been spending the summer up the lake, moved to Canandaigua yesterday and will make their home on Pleasant street.

Mrs. L. A. MITCHELL, Howells street, is spending a week at Vine Valley.  She is with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. DAVIS of Manitou, Col., who expect to spend some time on the lake shore.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. ABEL have removed from this village to Hudson, where Mr. ABEL is foreman of the Evans Brewing Co.  George H. WALLACE succeeds him as foreman of the Mc Kechnie bottling works here.

Miss Emeline BUSHFIELD, Howell street, fell on the walk in front of her house on Monday, fracturing a limb.  On Tuesday she was removed to the Canandaigua hospital, where the fracture was reduced by Dr. BEAHAN.  

Mrs. Louis MUTSCHLER, Dungan street, will leave the latter part of this week for Media, Pa., to attend the wedding of her son, Dr. L. H. MUTSCHLER, and Miss Lucy Brooks PRICE of that place.  She will be accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. L. A. PARKHURST, Howell street.  After the wedding Mrs. MUTSCHLER will take a trip to Virginia, Washington and Baltimore. 

+  The death of Lewis BENHAM occurred suddenly on Thanksgiving day (Nov. 29), at the home of his son, F. G. BENHAM, on the west lake shore.  Mr. BENHAM was born in Hopewell on March 13, 1821, and therefore was nearly 87 years old. 

He was apparently in his usual good health on Thursday morning, ate a hearty breakfast and attended to his tasks.  After dinner he went to lie down and about 6 o'clock passes away quietly. Death was due to heart failure.

Mr. BENHAM, who in his younger days, was a cooper by trade, has for the past 16 years resided with his won, who with a daughter, Mrs. Emma B. TRIPP of Cleveland, Oh., and four grandchildren, survive him.  His wife died about 5 years ago.

The funeral was held in the church at Chapinville, the Rev. Mr. ENSIGN officiating and the interment was in the Sandhill cemetery. 

Mary E. ELTON, wife of John M. BAKER, died at her home in Bristol, on Wednesday, the 27th, at the age of 55 years.  Mrs. BAKER was born in Farmington, but spent her young womanhood in West Bloomfield, where the family home was made while she was yet an infant.  She was married to Mr. BAKER in 1873.  she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Alta A. TILTON, who lives in Bristol.  Her mother, Mrs. Nathaniel ELTON, who has attained the great age of 87 years, and one brother, James ELTON, (cut off) 

+ Intoxicated Drive Causes Accident - George HODGE of Centerfield, came to Canandaigua on Monday and imbibed a little too freely.  In the afternoon, while driving along Main street, in the vicinity of the Memorial Hospital, he succeeded in colliding with the rig of the G. M. Kennedy furniture establishment and more or less, wrecking it.  The harness was broken and the horse ran away.  The driver was thrown out and somewhat injured.  Later, Mr. HODGE was hauled into police court, where his female companion deposited $10 to pay for the damage to the Kennedy rig and sentence was suspended. 

Ontario Co. Times, Canandaigua, NY    Wed,   Dec 11, 1907               by: Dianne Thomas


+ Our veteran contemporary, the Ontario Messenger, surprised the town last week by announcing that beginning Monday and continuing for 2 months or longer if the patronage warrants, it would appear as a daily newspaper.  The first issues have been received with much interest and evidence both the courage and the enterprise of the publisher.  The Daily Messenger is certainly a good appearing and newsy sheet, and deserves success.  

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES    Wednesday      December 11, 1907     Pg 4, col 2     by:  Ron Hanley  
The regular monthly meeting of the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian church will be held in the church parlors on Wednesday afternoon this week. This will be the annual box meeting and articles of clothing and Christmas gifts will be packed and sent to a school in the South. This custom has been followed for several years with much satisfaction to the givers, as well as the recipients. Mrs. John W. VanDenbergh, Mrs. Martha C. Branch and Mrs. Dow F. VanDenbergh constitute the committee in charge of Wednesday's meeting.

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Canandaigua    Wednesday    December 18, 1907   Pg 6, cols 2 & 3  by:  Ron Hanley  
 ALEXANDER  GRIEVE Death of One of Canandaigua's Most Prominent Citizens
Alexander Grieve, one of the most prominent and most highly recognized citizens of Canandaigua, died at his home on Friday morning.  Mr. Grieve had been in failing health for some years, being severely afflicted with asthma, but though compelled to give up active business, he had maintained his interests in public affairs and continued a familiar figure on our streets up to about three months ago. At that time his illness developed serious complications, and his condition grew rapidly worse until the end. Death finally resulted from heart failure. 
Alexander Grieve was born in 1844, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where his father was extremely engaged in the milling business. In 1869 he immigrated to this country, settling near Palmyra, and there he engaged in work first as a farm hand and then as a farm proprietor. In 1874 he revisited his former home in Scotland, but unable to resist the attractions of his adoptive country and appreciating the superior opportunities it offered to a man of his years, he again crossed the Atlantic and returned to Palmyra, where he remained until 1877.
 In that year he removed to Canandaigua and here engaged in the bakery business with his brother-in-law, William M. Smith, under the firm name of W. M. Smith and Company. Mr. Grieve severed his connection with this business in 1882 and established a large cracker factory in Syracuse, but soon had an opportunity to sell out at a profit and did so, and within three months was back in his former business in Canandaigua.
He continued thereafter a member of the firm of W. M. Smith and Co., until the death of Mr. Smith, which occurred in  1888, when he became the sole proprietor. Under his energetic and sagacious management the business was largely extended and the fame of the "Smith" crackers went throughout the State, their manufacture assuming large proportions and taxing the capacity of the bakery. Mr. Grieve continued to manage this business until 1905, when he sold out to the present proprietors, Walker and Tracey, and retired from active work to enjoy a well earned competency.
He was interested more recently with his son-in-law, George T. Thompson , in the organization of the El Canto Rubber Plantation Co., of New York and Mexico, and was its president at the time of his death. 
Mr. Grieve's public spirit and sagacity as a business man early won him a position of prominence in Canandaigua, and his kindly,
helpful spirit made him beloved by a large circle of friends. He was identified with the local Fire Department, as a member of the Mutual Hook and Ladder Company, for a number of years, and from 1883 to 1890, he served as foreman of the company named.
 In 1885 he was elected on the Democratic ticket as a member of the Board of Trustees of this village, and a year later was made
president of the Board, in which capacity he faithfully served in the interests of the people. He was a member of the Canandaigua Lodge, 294 F. and A. M., and of the Scottish Society of Rochester. He also was actively identified with the Presbyterian church of Canandaigua and had served as a member of its board of trustees for many years.
 Mr. Grieve was united in marriage at Palmyra in 1871 to Miss Jane Rannie, whose death, it will be remembered occurred with almost tragic suddenness on the evening of Easter Sunday, April 12, 1903, soon after she and her husband had entered into possession of their beautiful home on Gibson Street.
 He leaves two daughters, Jessie, wife of George T. Thompson, and Anne, wife of Dr. George D. Wood, both residing in this village.  He is also survived by one brother, George Grieve, of Rochester, and by two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Walker, of Rochelle, Ill., and Mrs. A. Morrison of Turriff, Scotland. George Walker of the firm of Walker and Tracey, is a nephew. 
The funeral service took place at the home, Sunday afternoon, with Rev. L. M. Sweet officiating, and was very largely attended by
representatives of the professional business and fraternal circles of the village. The floral offerings were particularly appropriate and
elaborate, and the expressions of sorrow as sincere as they were general. The interment was in Woodlawn.

Ontario Co. Journal, Canandaigua, NY     Fri,     Dec 20, 1907        Pg 7           by:   Dianne Thomas

+ The death of Mrs. Harold WHEELER occurred at the Canandaigua hospital on Tuesday morning, after an illness of several months from appendicitis.  She leaves her husband and her mother, Mrs. William PARK, of Clifton Springs.  Mrs. WHEELER was 38 years of age.  Brief services were held from the home on Main street south, yesterday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. W. H. SKEELS officiating.  The remains were taken yesterday afternoon to Bristol, where the funeral was held from the Universalist church, Rev. L. D. BOYNTON, officiating.


+ On Saturday, Frank W. LECKIE, Hubbell street, received word of the death of his mother, Mrs. William LECKIE, that morning at St. Joseph's hospital, Port Arthur, Canada, from acute bronchitis.  Mrs. LECKIE was 60 years of aged.  Besides her husband and son, one daughter, Mrs. Louise A. WINTER, of Toronto, survives.  

+ LaVerne PIERCE, the 5 month old son of Mr. & Mrs. Leon PIERCE, Tilyes street, died on Friday morning from spinal meningitis.  The funeral was held from the home the following afternoon, Rev Ward MOSHER officiating.  

+ Mrs. D. G. HAIRE is ill with grip fever.

+ Frank O. SISSON is ill with muscular rheumatism at his home on Atwater place.

+ Dr. H. N. HOLMES, who is ill with fever at the Memorial hospital, was slightly improved yesterday.  

+ Mrs. L. L. SMITH Sr., Gibson street, will leave today to visit friends at Cleveland and Youngstown, Oh.

+ Mrs. H. H. SCOFIELD, who has been with her sister, Mrs. Reuben SCOFIELD, at Penn Yan, returned home yesterday.

+ Mr. & Mrs. Joshua WALKER and Miss WALKER, of Gibson street, will leave tomorrow to spend the holidays with relatives in Brooklyn. 

+ George W. GILLETTE, son of John GILLETTE, of this village, is one of the managers of the Charity ball, which will be given at Buffalo in January. 

+ Mrs. Clara NORTH with her son and daughter will leave on Tuesday for Youngstown, Oh., to spend the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. Thomas PEET.

+ Mrs. E. W. MILLER, Mrs. P. J. LUTEWETTER, of Rochester and Mrs. L. N. MATTHEWS of Elmira, were recent guests of Mrs. Orville W. CURTIS, of Bly street.

+ James DUNN, a clerk at the Northern Central freight office, has been appointed a stenographer in the D. L. & W office at Buffalo.  Mr. DUNN'S home is at Shortsville. 

+ On Tuesday morning, Mrs. Timothy COSGROVE, who resides alone on Ontario street, was found nearly asphyxiated with coal gas, which had escaped from her stove.  Dr. O. J. HALLENBECK was called and administered restoratives, and she revived after a few hours.  

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